Here are some of the greatest German players of all time
Germany has given us some of the greatest players in football history. It has been a source of greatness since the creation of the game.
We are here to talk about those great German players who gave us so many memories. Hope the list would not disappoint you!
10 Best German players of all time:
- Gerd Muller – His 566 goals for Bayern Munich, he has lifted some major trophies. His goals for Bayern Munich saw him clinch four Bundesliga titles and three European Cups.
- Sepp Maier – Maier played his entire club career at Bayern Munich with 600 appearances in all competitions during a career that spanned 18 years. He was also an integral part to the team that won the European Championship two years prior.
- Franz Beckenbauer – Beckenbauer got his hands on the World Cup trophy in 1974. ‘The Kaiser’ then won the World Cup for the second time at Italia 1990.
- Miroslav Klose – Klose has won two league titles with Bayern Munich. He also lifted the DFB Pokal, while winning he Coppa Italia title in 2013 with Lazio. He won the World Cup in 2014.
- Lothar Matthaus – With Germany, Matthaus won the Euro 1980 and the 1990 World Cup. Lothar clinched seven league titles with Bayern Munich during two spells – 1984-1988 and 1992-2000. He also won Serie A and UEFA Cup title with Inter Milan.
- Fritz Walter – Walter scored 357 goals in 364 games for Kaiserslautern. He won the German championships in 1951 and 1953 before the Bundesliga’s foundation.
- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge – Rummenigge scored nine goals during three World Cup campaigns, including a hat-trick in 1982. Wherever the German ended up, he scored goals.
- Bastian Schweinsteiger – Schweinsteiger’s heroic performance against Argentina in 2014 World Cup gifted him the trophy. With eight Bundesliga titles to his name, he is one of the most decorated footballers in history.
- Matthias Sammer – Sammer won three Bundesliga titles, one at Stuttgart and two at Borussia Dortmund. He also won two DFB Supercup’s and a Champions League with Dortmund.
- Jurgen Klinsmann – Klinsmann helped Inter Milan to the lift 1991 UEFA Cup and Bayern to win that same European competition five years later. The German scored 40 goals in 82 games, cementing himself in German football history.